Your next chapter is almost here

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Way to go!

Your application is in and we're so excited you're considering Waterloo. There's lots more to explore. So, check out the tips on this page and get connected to everything you need to know before you join the Warrior family.

Next steps after you've applied

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Your application is just the beginning. Create your Quest account to submit documents and check your application status.

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Warriors are one of a kind. Use your Admission Information Form to make your application stand out.

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Not an Ontario high school student? Don't forget to send us your grades.


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Experience a warm Warrior welcome in person or online with our campus tours, webinars, and info sessions.

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Your options are endless, so take a deep dive into the courses, specializations, and careers in Waterloo's programs.

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Get a taste of our vibrant student life, learning experiences, programs, and more during Waterloo Wednesday webinars.


Additional steps for some students

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Picture yourself as a Warrior

Your application is in — and that means you're already a Warrior at heart. Inquisitive, motivated, and ready for a challenge. Here at Waterloo, you'll find a community that will support you, celebrate you, and push you out of your comfort zone (in all the best ways). Get ready to find your people, connect to your passions, and discover your story.

Keep exploring

Wondering what day-to-day life is like at Waterloo? Check out our guide to student life to read about


Discover what to expect in first year 

Students from each of our six faculties share what surprised and inspired them during first year, the biggest differences between high school and university, and what helped them adjust to life at Waterloo.

Get your questions answered

Curiosity thrives at Waterloo — so if you've got questions, we've got answers. Here's where you can go to find out more.

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Courses, co-op, clubs — and everything in between

To find out more about programs, co-op, student experience, or careers, contact the recruitment co-ordinator for your program of interest.

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Your application status or documents

You can use Quest, Waterloo's online student information system to check your application status or to see if we've received your documents, such as transcripts or English language scores.

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COVID-19 and the application process

If you're concerned about how the pandemic might affect your application, contact


To keep track of all these steps, download our checklist for applicants (PDF)

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Explore our student life guide →